Rachel Weisz & Emma Stone Bid To Become THE FAVOURITE In First Trailer For Yorgos Lanthimos's Period Comedy

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First look at the Greek auteur's latest.

Few European filmmakers have transitioned to the world of English language cinema while maintaining their distinctive style quite like Yorgos Lanthimos. Following The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Lanthimos continues in the black comedy vein with The Favourite.

The movie sees Lanthimos reteam with The Lobster stars Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman, with Emma Stone and Nicholas Hoult also onboard. In the period comedy, Weisz and Stone play two social climbing women battling for the attention of a dying Queen Anne.

The Favourite is in UK/ROI cinemas January 1st.

Check out the first teaser below and let us know your thoughts.

The official synopsis reads:

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

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